Ayla Dodson

Ayla Dodson

Ayla was admitted as a solicitor to the legal profession in 2018.

Prior to joining Mornington Legal in 2020, Ayla worked as a Forensic Disability Specialist with the Department of Health and Human Services, overseeing the treatment and rehabilitation of criminal offenders who have been diagnosed with comorbid intellectual disability and dual diagnosis. Ayla has also gained experience in one of Melbourne’s top-tier law firm and in assisting Counsel (Owen Dixon Chambers).

Ayla is an advocate for human rights and is well versed in criminal law, human rights law, employment law, and litigious matters, and has experience in some areas of planning and local government law, and wills and estate planning.

Ayla can advise clients on a variety of matters in respect of State and Commonwealth legislation, advise and instruct in all court jurisdictions, and appears in the Magistrates’ Court, the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal and the Fair Work Commission.

Areas of Expertise

  • Human Rights Law
  • Employment Law and Industrial Relations
  • Administrative
  • Criminal Law (incl. fitness to plea matters)
  • Civil litigation
  • Planning advice

Relevant Experience

Appearing in the Magistrates’ court in a range of matters, including criminal defense.

Providing advice on matters in respect of drug and alcohol related offences, including the use of various bail supports and diversionary options, such as the:

  • Court Integrated Service Program
  • Assessment and Referral Court; and
  • Drug Court

Advising on matters relating to restrictive covenants and processes of compulsory acquisitions.